Improvements to Healthcare Teacher Resources
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The Semiconductor and the Human Body
Students investigate the cells of the human body. in this biology lesson, students discuss the cell as the basic unit of lie and identify how many cells the human body is made up of. They relate the semiconductor to their investigation as it is an essential part in the medical field and helping to improve the health of the body.
New! Exploring at the Nanoscale
Nano-nano! Nanotechnology can seem like it's from another planet! After learning about this tiny technology, collaborative groups experiment with how smaller particles affect chemical reactions. They do this by immersing a whole and a crushed antacid tablet into equal amounts of water. Nanotechnology is a fascinating topic for your STEM curriculum.
Personal Medical History
Students record their personal medical history. In this medical history activity, students practice completing a medical history form. Students write with a purpose in this lesson.
Build a Prosthetic Device
Seventh graders become familiar with biomedical engineering. In this prosthetic device lesson, 7th graders consider the needs of a prosthetic device to help a specific person's characteristics. Students build a prosthetic device.
Home Smart Home
How smart is your home? Middle and high schoolers write a journal entry describing the types of technology found in their homes. After reading an article, they are introduced to "smart" home technology. In groups, they identify and debate the pros and cons of this technology. They interview people in the community on their opinions of the new technology as well. Consider reading "The Veldt," too!
Biotechnology: Drug Delivery and Diffusion
Students discover advances in biomedical technology such as transdermal delivery and other non-invasive procedures. In lab activities, they examine how medication is given and how molecules travel, observe electrophoresis, and conduct several experiments in groups. In another activity, students inspect how drugs are delivered through a stent and how catheters and angioplasty balloons are inserted.
Students see how widespread medical myths can be potentially dangerous. They synthesize their knowledge by creating pamphlets that help patients learn the facts behind some commonly believed medical myths.
What's Growing at the Tips of Your Fingers (In Addition to Your Fingernails?)
Learners review procedures for handwashing and explore the connection between microbiology and improved health care. They examine bacterial culture grown from bacteria under their fingernails and write a procedure for handwashing in a health care manual.
Heart 1: Transplant
Students explain the workings and anatomy of the heart and to explore new medical techniques that help people live longer, healthier lives.
New! HIV/AIDS in the United States
In the final of five lessons about HIV/AIDS, groups create presentations to share data about the infection rates in the United States, examining demographic and geographic trends over the past ten years. Depending on how much time you want to devote to the research, groups can either use the provided data exclusively, or do more research using the websites provided. It is important to stress using only reliable and reputable websites during the research portion, as there is a lot of misinformation out there on the topic of HIV/AIDS.
Prescription For Survival
Students engage in a lesson that is focused upon the survival of populations located in third world countries. They conduct research using a variety of resources while focusing upon the delivery of healthcare with the help of statistics.
New! Mapping the Spread of HIV/AIDS
Where is HIV/AIDS most prevalent and what are the current trends regarding HIV? Have groups work together to map the world's HIV/AIDS rates, then create a class map with all the data. Lesson includes cross-disciplinary concepts including world geography, economics, and science. By including the extension activity, learners are able to become ambassadors of the countries they research, helping others to gain a better understanding of the political and economic issues affecting the regions.
New! Activity and Exercise
Leave it to the classic jump rope to get your class excited about physical activity! Your class will begin by discussing the benefits of jumping rope as a form of exercise and learning a few different types of jumps. Then in groups of four, your young athletes will engage in various activities that will build in progression, and ultimately lead to independent jump rope practice. This is the first resource in a series of fitness and physical activity lessons.
New! Body Strength
Your young learners will discover how muscular strength and endurance can increase with this truly hands-on activity! Beginning by writing an acrostic for the word strength, class members then engage in tracking their ability to squeeze a clothespin with their non-dominant hands over the course of two weeks, recording both their predictions and actual results. They then graph their performance data and evaluate their progress together as a class, and conclude by writing a new acrostic for strength designed with their recent discoveries in mind. This is the second resource in a series of fitness and physical activity lessons.
The Importance of Recycling Batteries
Students discover the types of batteries and their uses. They experience static electricity by rubbing glass jars and using it to raise their hair. After discussing the importance of recycling batteries and using ones that are rechargeable, they build homemade wet cells based on the Voltaic cell.
Public vs. Private
Students watch two commericals from previous presidential elections on the topic of healthcare. After reading an article, they identify the position of the various candidates for the 2008 election. In groups, they brainstorm their own proposals for one of the candidates and write a position paper about where they state on the state of healthcare in the United States.
Launch Biotechnology into Your Classroom: Drug Delivery and Diffusion
Students distinguish between diffusion and osmosis and describe ways that drugs can be administered. In this diffusion lesson students research career paths and create a presentation to give to the class.
How Right Are Patients' Rights?
Learners examine the healthcare system, including insurance, drug prices, and patient rights. Following a field trip to the children's ward of a hospital, they work in groups to analyze various conditions,problems/diseases, presented on index cards. Other facets of the lesson include watching several videos about health care and holding a student debate about adopting a universal health plan.
The Connection Between Medicine, Ethics, and Law: The Right to Die
Students in a special education class examine the United States Constitution. Using the text, they answer five research questions and discuss the amendments that concern medicine, ethics and law of the right to die issue. They develop their own opinions on the issue and present them to the class as a presentation or debate.
Options for public and privately funded health care is a valuable debate for students to follow and learn from. They can use their research to take part in a Town Hall Meeting using facts and style. They will contact the representatives advocating a policy or write an individual follow up to the Town Hall Meeting detailing their personal opinion.